Top-performing Florida scent discriminate K9 teams find success in recovering missing persons and locating suspects. K9 teams from five Florida Counties used the scent discriminate K9 trailing techniques and scent collection methods they learned during their participation in the Bringing The Lost Home Project to find multiple missing persons and suspects in the past few weeks.
K9 teams in the Tallahassee Police Department Special Victims Unit and St. Johns, Marion, Lee, and Sumter County Sheriff’s Offices found 5 missing persons and 2 suspects using scent discriminate trailing Bloodhounds and Patrol Dogs. All five agencies participated in the Bringing The Lost Home Project and received scent discriminate training from Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley.
“The Bringing The Lost Home Project system of scent discriminate trailing techniques, scent collection methods, Missing Person Response Protocol training, and Scent Kit® program implementation is proving over and over again that preparing for success and training to win is working to save lives and create safer communities,” stated Coley.
Here are the amazing stories of these top-performing K9 teams in what has turned out to be a whirlwind two weeks of trailing success!
Scent Discriminate K9 Teams Find Success!
TALLAHASSEE POLICE SVU K9 TEAMS FIND MISSING ENDANGERED YOUTH WITH SCENT KIT!
The City of Tallahassee Police Department posted on 7/8/21 that the TPD Special Victims Unit and K9 Jon Jon responded to a report of a missing endangered juvenile. Detectives immediately discovered a Scent Kit was previously completed for the juvenile by Scent Evidence K9 through the Bringing the Lost Home project, saving valuable time as K9 Jon Jon arrived on scene.
K9 Jon Jon and Detective Osborn got to work and trailed for close to two miles as additional resources responded. Through the established partnership with Scent Evidence K9, Detective Rowland deployed a fully trained bloodhound, K9 Bree, to assist K9 Jon Jon. Through their team effort, a perimeter was established based on the trails of both dogs. After hours of searching, the juvenile was found within the search area established by both K9 teams.
“We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of Det. Rowland, Det. Osborn and K9 Jon Jon to find the missing and bring them home safe,” stated Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley. The missing endangered youth had previously prepared a Bringing The Lost Home Project Scent Kit which provided the K9 responders with an uncontaminated scent article. The Scent Kit allows responders to begin searching immediately with a highly effective scent source for fast location results. The accuracy of the Bloodhound trails also helped direct resources where they were needed, saving time when it matters most.
THREE FOR LEE!
Three Lee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Teams used their scent discriminate K9 trailing and scent collection techniques to find missing persons and locate suspects with Bloodhounds and Patrol Dogs in the past couple of weeks.
SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BLOODHOUND TEAM FINDS MISSING 76-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH DEMENTIA!
Dep. Casey Siglin and K9 Russo located a missing man with dementia who had wandered from his home. The trail was 2 hours old and Dep. Siglin and scent discriminate Bloodhound, K9 Russo found the man 10 minutes later laying in the middle of a dirt road .25 miles away. A Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit was provided to the man’s family when he was returned home safe.
MISSING 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH DEMENTIA FOUND BY ST. JOHNS COUNTY BLOODHOUND TEAM!
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Deputy Amante Gabriel A. Bacolor and K9 Oakley located a missing woman with dementia who had wandered from her home. The woman had been missing for an hour and was located in just 10 minutes near a body of water .25 miles away. Dep. Bacolor and his scent discriminate Bloodhound, K9 Oakley, used a Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit to collect a scent article from the woman’s home. Scent Kits were provided to the woman and her family after her safe return.